Chief win 12-10 – Take 2-0 Lead in MSL Championship Series
Much like Game 1 - the second game of the MSL Championship Series saw the Six Nations Chiefs and Peterborough Lakers exchange leads as they battled in a close contest. At the end of the game, it was the same score as Game 1 as the Chiefs won 12-10 and now lead the series 2-0.
The first period saw the lead change hands twice. Six Nations opened the scoring in the first minute of play when Shayne Jackson notched his first goal of the game. Shawn Evans tied the score; however, the Chiefs took a 3-1 lead on goals just 41 seconds apart by Tehoke Nanticoke and Lyle Thompson. The Lakers bounced back scoring three goals in four minutes on markers from Josh Currier, Joe Resetarits and Corey Small giving the Lakers a 4-3 lead, only to have Chris Cloutier tie the game and Cody Jamieson put the Chiefs ahead to end the first period with a 5-4 lead.
The second period began with Peterborough tying the game 5-5 at the 1:00 minute mark on Corey Small’s second goal of the game. Cody Jamieson gave the Chiefs a 6-5 lead to which Josh Currier tied the game. Corey Small put Peterborough ahead 7-6. Once again, the Chiefs tied the game and followed up to take an 8-7 lead on Cody Jamieson’s second goal of the period and Jordan Durston’s lone goal of the game.
In the third period, the teams continued to exchange goals with the Lakers’ Shawn Evans tying the game 8-8, scoring in the first minute of play. With Lyle Thompson putting the Chiefs ahead 9-8; Chris Cloutier’s marker gave Six Nations a 10-8 lead – the two goals coming within a minute of each other. Joe Resetarits closed the gap to 10-9 before Dhane Smith scored his lone goal of the game to restore the Chiefs two goal lead. Lyle Thompson added an empty net goal to make the game 12-9 for Six Nations. Kyle Matisz replied for the Lakers to make the game final 12-10 score.
Doug Jamieson was solid in net for the Chiefs stopping 47 of the 56 shots he faced, recording his second win of the series.
The win gives the Chiefs a 2-0 series lead and puts them half-way to winning the series to launch themselves to the Mann Cup. The Lakers now face the unenviable task of having to win 4 of the next 5 games to win the series.
Goal scorers for the night included:
Cody Jamieson - 2 goals; 4 assists
Lyle Thompson – 3 goals; 2 assists
Shayne Jackson - 2 goals; 3 assists
Dhane Smith – 1 goal; 4 assists
Chris Cloutier – 2 goals
Tehoka Nanticoke – 1 goal; 1 assist
Jordan Durston– 1 goal
Corey Small – 3 goals; 1 assist
Shawn Evans – 2 goals; 2 assists
Joe Resetarits – 2 goals; 1 assist
Josh Currier – 2 goals
Kyle Matisz – 1 goal
Game 3 of the series will be played Thursday, August 22nd in Peterborough. Game time is 8:00 p.m.
You can watch the action at: www.lacrosse-tv.com